Some trying to push country towards war again - PM
Some parties are deliberately making an effort to push the country
towards a war again. We will take all possible steps to prevent this
sinister move, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka said.
* More UNPers pledge support to President
* Country cannot be betrayed for personal
* Lanka must be protected from
He was addressing a largely attended meeting at Waboda in support of
President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory. This had been organized by Mahara
SLFP organizer and Transport Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna.
“Since UNP has become a desert, more and more members despite their
political divergences, are joining President Rajapaksa to play a long
innings,” he said.
All segments are enthusiastically coming forward to help in the
victory of President Rajapaksa to safeguard the Motherland which was
protected by the war heroes with much sacrifices. “We cannot betray the
country for our personal goals,” he said.
“The TNA, prior to this, forwarded their conditions to the President
and he rejected them since we cannot divide this country and wage a war
again. We do believe that same conditions might have been forwarded to
Fonseka. A positive response had been given by him and his supporting
parties are ignoring the danger behind these conditions,” the Prime
Minister said. The Premier requested from the parties involved with this
pact to reveal the conditions that were agreed to.
“If TNA leader Sambandan is unable to reveal them, at least Fonseka
could come forward to tell us what they are. The voters have a right to
know them,” he said.
“The TNA at the press conference said there were foreign envoys who
were shown this agreement. If that is true, I request the Foreign
Minister to take a decision regarding this. No foreigner has a right to
interfere in our internal affairs,” the Prime Minister said.
“We must protect this little island from conspirators. We can achieve
this through a macro-economic development. This development must be
compatible with our cultural values. A righteous society is what we
expect,” he said.